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Ace geographer, Akin Mabogunje, dies at 90

Ace geographer, Akin Mabogunje, dies at 90
The first African president of the International Geographical Union, Akin Mabogunje, is dead.

4th August 2022 Ace geographer, Akin Mabogunje 4th August 2022 The first African president of the International Geographical Union, Akin Mabogunje, is dead.4bn vehicles' donation insensitive, NNPP slams Buhari Sanwo-Olu appoints seven special advisers 2023 elections'll hold peacefully, NSA assures Nigerians Osun APC rules out negotiation with Aregbesola's faction February 19, 2022A family friend who spoke with The PUNCH confirmed the death but refused to disclose the hospital where he died.Mabogunje, a well-known associate of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who in 1999 was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences,  served variously as member of the Western Nigerian Economic Advisory Council in 1967, member, Federal Public Service Review Commission, 1972, Chairman,  Nigerian Council for Management Development, 1976 and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ogun State University.

All rights reserved.Related News Mabogunje and panacea for local government maladies Mabogunje was the author of the seminal work, “Urbanisation in Nigeria”, in 1968, which explores urbanisation and state formation in the country.

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